First Miami-Dade started ticketing Lyft and UberX drivers. Then they started impounding their cars. Apparently that's not good enough for the local taxi industry. No, they want drivers working for UberX and Lyft put in jail. See also: Miami-Dade County Is Now Impounding Lyft Vehicles
A group of animal rights activists want to send a big message to the Miami-Dade County Commission for not passing an animal welfare plan. They plan on recalling one of the commissioners who voted against the plan. They're just not sure which one, so they are literally going to put the names in the h ... More >>
For weeks, the Miami Dolphins have been promising that the team won't move forward with the $390 million renovation of Sun Life Stadium if the NFL doesn't award the city a Super Bowl in 2015 or 2016. Well, the Dolphins caught a break.A couple of hours ago, during deliberations by the Miami-Dade Coun ... More >>
You'd think that after Demetrio Perez Jr. pleaded guilty in 2002 to defrauding a trio of frail elderly tenants in his low-income Little Havana apartments, Miami-Dade politicians would steer clear of the felonious former school board member. But then they couldn't grease up to Perez and his deep pock ... More >>
Back in 2002, Demetrio Perez Jr. had an epic fall from prominence. The then-Miami-Dade Public Schools Board Member was removed from public office following his 21-count federal indictment that he had been overcharging elderly tenants at his federally subsidized low income apartments in Little Havana ... More >>
As Riptide reported yesterday, Barbara Jordan believes Miami-Dade public employees' salaries shouldn't be available online. She's even introduced a resolution to strip that info from the web.Maybe it was the county commissioner's commanding Aug. 14 re-election that emboldened her to make such a move ... More >>
After raising nearly a million bucks to unseat four Miami-Dade County Commissioners in the August 14 primary, it seems billionaire auto magnate Norman Braman threw in the towel. According to the last three financial reports for his political action committee Change Miami Dade Now, Braman only chippe ... More >>
A county commissioner targeted for termination by Norman Braman is taking the fight to the billionaire activist's home turf. Tonight, Indian Creek residents Carlos Peralta Quintero and his wife will hold a fundraiser for Bruno Barreiro at their three-acre, 13-bedroom, ten-bathroom waterfro ... More >>
Norman Braman was no match for the forces backing Miami-Dade County commissioners Bruno Barreiro, Audrey Edmonson, Barbara Jordan, and Dennis Moss. The billionaire car dealership mogul's slate of Luis Garcia, Alison Austin, Shirley Gibson and Alice Pena produced an epic fail. All four candidates, wh ... More >>
Read "Carlos Gimenez Collects Half-A-Million Bucks In First Round of Fundraising" and "Carlos Gimenez Has Raised Nearly Twice As Much As Challenger Joe Martinez."With one day left before the primary, we're going to miss the proliferation of groups with cryptic, yet patriotic, monikers spreading misi ... More >>
Life on the field has not gone well for Miami's football and baseball franchises. The Marlins sucked ass during the first half of the season playing inside the team's sparkling new ball park, which was financed with half-a-billion dollars in taxpayer funds. Meanwhile, the Dolphins organization has b ... More >>
Like a lot of Apple fanboys, county Commissioner Bruno Barreiro recently spent big at the silicon superstore -- nabbing $6,583 worth of electronics at the Lincoln Road and Dadeland Mall outlets. He also reimbursed himself $4,166 for a computer.He didn't spend his own money on the gadgets; he dipped ... More >>
The Carlisle Development Group sure knows how to show gratitude to Audrey Edmonson. The Miami-based affordable housing developer ponied up $15,000 in contributions to the Miami-Dade County commissioner's reelection campaign, according to her recently filed campaign finance report. Edmonson has been ... More >>
Rep. David Rivera is one of the most vulnerable Republican congressman in the entire country. He's under numerous criminal investigations, and his seat in District 25 is quickly seeing its Republican voter advantage fade. It could be a slam dunk for Democrats, assuming, of course, they had anyone to ... More >>
Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke rips commissioners for the looming parking and traffic problems at the Miami Marlins ballpark.With the Marlins 16 days aw ... More >>
It's an election year so you know what that means. People doing business with the Miami-Dade County are making sure they grease up the political campaigns of their favorite incumbents. That's how a quid pro quo works at County Hall. Commissioners vote in favor of their generous pals, even if it mean ... More >>
If we showed up late or not at all for one of every three workdays, we'd be writing for the Winn-Dixie coupon book by next week. But Bruno Barreiro -- one of the 13 Miami-Dade commissioners charged with keeping this rickety skiff of a county afloat -- has somehow held office for 13 years despite spe ... More >>
Forty-story billboards are still illegal -- at least for now.If Marc Sarnoff and Tomás Regalado had their way, pretty much any stationary object within 1,000 feet of a major Miami roadway would be plastered with an LED billboard by next Tuesday. (Surely this has nothing to do with the fact that ... More >>
Bruno Barreiro is the sharpest knife in the drawer. NOT!How the heck special interest groups and corporate conglomerates keep counting on Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro is beyond belief. It's no secret Bruno the Dim is one of their tools, but the man can't pass legislation to save ... More >>
The Reid Report blogDavid Leven in his car before he hurls slurs.After North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre's wife caught unhinged activist David Leven on camera calling her the politically incorrect words for -- excuse our French -- African-American, female dog, and the feminine sexual organ, Banana R ... More >>
Ding Dong The Witch Is...A steady roar of boos greeted Natacha Seijas Wednesday morning when she swooped into the John F. Kennedy Library in Hialeah, one of the early voting sites where citizens in her district are casting their ballots. The entrenched county commissioner, along with Miami-Dade Mayo ... More >>
Carlos GimenezToday the Miami-Dade County Commission was supposed to meet to set a date for the election to recall Mayor Carlos Alvarez. Problem was only six commissioners showed up, because Commissioners apparently find it OK to act like school skipping children. Which means the commission fell ... More >>
Hey Glenn Straub. I WANT to watch baseball downtown,. I WANT to TAKE the Metromover to games,But I wish you would just shut up.Straub penned a letter to the public (which you can find on the jump) defending his idea for a downtown stadium. But we've moved too far with the Little Havana stadium and I ... More >>
Come January, expect to see a new dynamic take shape on the Miami-Dade County Commission when Dennis Moss becomes chairman. For one, Natacha Seijas will no longer have influence over the selection of committee chairs and assignments. Each of the last three commission chairs, from Barbara Carey-Shul ... More >>
Soon-to-be-displaced County Commission Chairman Bruno Barreiro is no friend of the environment. The former state representative led the charge to allow developers to build beyond the county's imaginary line that stops construction from encroaching on the Everglades and environmentally sensitive land ... More >>
Give money, get contracts.
When election time rolls into gear, the union representing Miami-Dade County fire fighters doesn't waste time getting into action. According to campaign financial disclosure reports, Dade County Firefighters Local 1403 contributed $500 each to the reelection campaigns of Bruno Barreiro, Audrey Edmon ... More >>
As our great Banana Republic of Miami-Dade County gets ready to celebrate Independence Day, I decided to scour the campaign financial reports of Mayor Carlos Alvarez and the seven county commissioners running for reelection. After all, nothing is more patriotic than greasing the wheels of politics. ... More >>
When it comes to concocting bad government policy, Miami-Dade government officials are head and shoulders above everybody else. Last week, county commissioners Bruno Barreiro and Barbara Jordan floated the idea of asking voters to approve an additional half-cent sales tax to bail out the county’s ... More >>
He's not around much and he doesn't sponsor many bills, but this chairman's for you
"Connolly's a scumbag"
Man and beast do brunch
Free cops for your next event? Dorrin Rolle says yes.
So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.
The new chairman of the Miami-Dade delegation sets his own course in Tallahassee
Alvaro Fernandez takes on Bruno Barreiro, his friends, and all their money. Ask him if he's worried.
Wanna know how county commissioners earn their keep? Don't bother checking financial disclosure forms.
He's young. He's politically naive. He's Miami's newest commissioner, Joe Sanchez.
, The 107th District state House race provides a mystery worthy of Dashiell Hammett